When it comes to the intricate nature of motorcycle building, it’s obvious that whoever designs the vehicle must associate a general understanding of aesthetic purpose and ingenuity within each project. While Italy’s North East Custom has certainly achieved (and often exceeded) this standard with their immaculate custom motorcycle builds, it’s hard to believe that their first foray into interior design would fall flat on its face.
The JVLT 0014 Motorbike is the shop’s premier interior staging debut, utilizing an intriguing design principle and a sleek construction to prove that sometimes, motorcycles do belong in the living room. While the JVLT isn’t meant to be mobile, it looks as if it could be, referencing traditional motorcycle builds and integrating parts that have been disassembled, analyzed, reinterpreted, and reassembled in a clever way. An articulating front light serves as a perfect illuminator for late night reading, while the bike’s metal and wood facade provide the clear-cut pedigree that the brand has established through numerous custom motorcycle projects. True-to-life peripherals adorn the showpiece, reinforcing the belief that both ethanol-embued culture and interior design principals share more commonalities than we might think — and that our love for blacktop-bludgeoning machines isn’t too far removed from the realm of purposeful design.